Rising multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Naliya releases her debut single “Handshakes.” The track’s percussive 808s, head-nodding bassline, and glassy keys, serve as the perfect backdrop for her ethereal delivery and unshakable hook. It’s an intimate and infectious bop and the best way to get to know her.
Naliya, who was raised in Canada and is currently based in Los Angeles, has a unique story to tell. After graduating from Berklee College of music, she caught the attention of multiplatinum producer J Kash (Maroon 5, Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez) who signed her on the spot following an Instagram Live session. Fast forward to now, she’s been credited for working on Jason Derulo’s “Lifestyle and Tate McRae’s “Rubberband.”
More to come from the singer-songwriter in the future; in the meantime, stream “Handshakes” below.
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